Legal & Professional


Parlee McLaws LLP

  • TD Canada Trust Tower
  • Completed 2015
  • 30,000 sq.ft.

The design and development of renovated office premises for Parlee McLaws LLP’s relocation uses high levels of contrast in finishes, lighting and textures to create a sense of drama. The juxtaposition of dark, solid and permanent architectural massing against light, movable and transparent elements on the opposite axis blurs boundaries between rooms and creates the impression of spaciousness.

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Legal & Professional


Burnet Duckworth & Palmer LLP

  • Eighth Avenue Place
  • Completed 2011
  • 130,000 sq.ft.

Burnet Duckworth & Palmer’s relocation to 6 floors in Eighth Avenue Place East provided the firm with the opportunity to develop a new workplace which would incorporate the changes underway within the legal profession. They wished to consolidate their meeting rooms on the reception floor and their support groups on a services floor.

2013 ARIDO Award Project of the Year
2013 ARIDO Award of Excellence
2013 IDA Silver Award
2013 IDA Gold Award for Custom Fixtures and Furnishings)

Legal & Professional


Gowlings LLP

  • Canada Trust Tower
  • Completed 2013
  • 75,000 sq.ft.

Gowlings’ relocation to new premises enabled the firm to develop a new workplace which reflects the modernizations occurring within the legal profession. The Practice Floors were developed based upon a universal office size for all lawyers utilizing modular walls and furniture systems, and include shared lounges for lawyers and support staff. All meeting rooms were consolidated onto a single Client Floor which incorporates moveable wall systems and sliding glass panels, which transform the space to accommodate a large variety of group sizes for both daytime and evening functions. A clean, modern aesthetic provides the firm with an updated progressive image.

2016 International Design Awards Bronze
2014 ARIDO Award Project of the Year
2014 ARIDO Award of Excellence

Legal & Professional


Bennett Jones LLP

  • Bankers Hall East
  • Completed 2015
  • 160,000 sq.ft.

Bennett Jones LLP viewed the decision to renew their lease in a key downtown location as an opportunity to modernize their offices to meet their operational and strategic goals by completely renovating their outdated work environment. Complex coordination was required to accommodate phased construction with limited swing-space, and to minimize disruption to the firm’s employees and clients over a 30 month timeframe. As one of the city’s most prominent law firms, the client desired a new workplace that reflects an elegant and timeless corporate image.

Legal & Professional


Court of Appeal of Alberta Alberta Infrastructure

  • TransCanada Tower
  • Completed 2002
  • 54,000 sq.ft.

MartensGroup created a judicial environment with courtrooms, registry, judicial and lawyers’ offices with support spaces on two 27,000 square foot floor plates formerly housing Conoco Canada’s open plan office environment.

2003 IDA Award of Excellence

Legal & Professional


Caron & Partners LLP

  • Scotia Centre
  • Completed 2013
  • 13,000 sq.ft.

Caron & Partners LLP’s new office premises reflect the current changes in their law practice, accommodating their evolving work processes, technology advancements and enhancing employee comfort.

2006 Prairie Design Award from Alberta Association of Architects